WKCR-FM has dutifully devoted air time to sports broadcasts since its inception nearly seven decades ago.
The station continues to serve as the radio home of Columbia Lions athletics, broadcasting all football and Ivy League men's basketball games, as well as selected home women's basketball and baseball games throughout the year.
In addition to these broadcasts, the WKCR Sports Department also airs a weekly panel-format sports talk show every Wednesday from 9-10pm, called "THE FIRING LION."
All of our interviews (including the weekly ones with football coach Pete Mangurian and Kyle Smith) can be heard here: http://tinyurl.com/lionsinterviews
New Broadcasters Needed
If you or someone you know at Columbia loves talking or broadcasting sports, be sure to send us an email at email@example.com so we can get you started!
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- Please note that all football and basketball games will be preceded by a 15-minute pre-game show (Lions Countdown). Check the broadcast schedule for extended pre-game programming. All broadcasts will be followed by a post-game show (Lions Recap) should time permit.
- Also note that online-only broadcasts will only be available through the station's website, WKCR.org. All on-air broadcasts are also available through the online streams.
The WKCR Sports Department is staffed by volunteer members of Kings Crown Radio.
Current broadcasters include:
- *Nick Bloom, CC'13
- *Sam Tydings, CC'13
- Andrew Leonard (Basketball Only) CC '13
- Jim Pagels (Basketball Only) CC'13
- *Ryan Young, CC'14
- Molly Tow, BC'14
- *Miles Johnson, CC'15
- Kirsten Watson CC'15
- Kristyn Brundidge CC '16
- Elliot Finklestein CC '16
- Adam Jaffe CC '16
*Sam Tydings is the head of the WKCR Sports department, serving as the host for The Firing Lion every Wednesday and will be play-by-play for football, basketball, and baseball this year. He has also served as the host for basketball games in the past. He wishes Mariano Rivera (and now Darrelle Revis) the speediest of recoveries.
*Nick Bloom is a third year commentator and former head Basketball producer for the 2010-2011 season. He also programs in the American Department. He has provided color commentary for football and basketball broadcasts before spending the Spring 2012 semester in Paris and will continue in those roles this year.
*Ryan Young is a third year WKCR producer and commentator. He was the lead producer for the 2011 Football season and was also a valuable part of basketball simulcast coverage and baseball broadcasts. He also has provided the Firing Lion with interviews of New York area sports figures such as Ron Darling and Mike Baxter. He is also a columnist and baseball beat writer for the Columbia Spectator. He will serve as a color commentator for football broadcasts this fall.
*Miles Johnson is a second year WKCR producer and commentator. He served as a panelist in the studio for football broadcasts and hosted basketball and baseball broadcasts later in the year. He also provided commentary for women's basketball broadcasts last season.
*Past voices include Gary Cohen (CC'81), George Stephanopoulos (CC'82), Steve Hofstetter (GS'02), as well as memorable recent personalities Gigi Clark, (BC'12), Carolyn Costa (CC'12), Tom Di Benedetto (CC'11), Destin Jenkins (CC'10), Mike Weinstein (CC'09), John Painting (CC'08), Ben Teitelbaum (CC'08), and Howard Kline (CC'07).
Columbia athletics information, such as schedules, rosters, and statistics, can be found at:
Similar information regarding the rest of the Ivy League can be found at:
Game Day Information and Directions:
Make it out to see a game, but make sure you bring your radio!
Football, Soccer, Baseball and Softball:
The Baker Athletics Complex is located at 218th St. and Park Terrace West. Please see the link below for directions and information on how to get to the game!
Both the Columbia Men’s and Women’s basketball team play all home games at the Levien Gymnasium, located in the Dodge Fitness Center on Columbia’s campus.